Wilson L. Frazier, 97, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, May 21, 2021. He would have celebrated 72 years of marriage to his sweetheart on June 3. Born December 10, 1921 in Savage, MD. He was the son of the late Clarance E. Frazier and Mae Evelyn (Blakemore) Frazier.
Wil is survived by his wife Margaret (Nichols), his son Richard A. Frazier of Baltimore, MD, his daughters Helen M. of Spring Township, wife of Bobb Firestone and Patricia M. of Exeter Township, wife of Tod Kline. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Melissa Rozetar, Jeanine Schweitzer Metzler, Kevin Caputo, Jaclyn Schweitzer, Karen Perez, Joshua Kline, and Jennifer Kline. There are 7 great grandchildren, Jared Rozetar, Samantha Perez, Eddie Perez, Emma Metzler, Griffin Reppert, Aidan Rozetar, and Sophia Caputo, plus one great great grandson, Jaden Rozetar. He was predeceased by two daughters, Mary M. Frazier in 1972 and Joyce A. Schweitzer in 2006.
Wil was a veteran WWII (the ‘Big One!’) and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland. He was a man of few words but he had an enormous heart and he loved his family dearly. He was a plant supervisor/manager throughout his career, starting at Westinghouse in Baltimore and ending at Hub Fabricating in Reading, and had a work ethic 2nd to none. But his passion was working in his home workshop - he could make just about anything imaginable from wood and his homemade items have been given away to many family members and friends over the years.
He loved watching baseball, football, Judge Judy, and old Western's, especially anything starring his hero John Wayne. It was rare to get a 'Sorry' out of him for anything because, according to John Wayne "saying you're sorry is a sign of weakness!" He rarely showed any emotion at all, but we always knew through his actions that he loved us and would do anything he could for his family. He loved hard-shell crabs and could clean and pick a crab like a pro! He loved playing cards and continued to play right up to his final week. He enjoyed reading and could finish a full novel in one or two days. His mind was as sharp as ever when he left us so we were blessed to be able to say our goodbyes and tell him we loved him.
He also loved to drive and summer vacations were road trips that covered several states and countless attractions. I would joke that we saw Mount Rushmore through the car window as we drove past it, but we did actually get out of the car long enough to snap a few pictures before moving on to whatever else was down the road! He will be sadly missed by his family on earth but we know he is reunited with his family who went home before him. He's setting up his workshop in heaven and singing with the angels. We all love and miss you Dad, you were the best!